*All results from games played on Saturday, July 27th 2013
AAA - Las Vegas 51's (57-48)______________________________________
LAS VEGAS 9, SACRAMENTO 4 (Box)
Vegas is hotter than the game time temperatures at Cashman Field lately. Saturday night's win made it nine out of the last eleven for the 51s and put them back ahead of the River Cats for the division lead. The offense, led by JV1, got to Sacramento starter Arnold Leon early, and the pen made it hold up. Fun game, guess how many games Valdespin will have to keep hitting .500 to get called back up to the majors.
- SS Ruben Tejada: 0-4, K
- DH Wilmer Flores: 1-4, 2B, R, K
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 3-3, 2B, 3B, 3 R, RBI, BB, SB (4)
- CF Matt den Dekker: 2-4, R, 3 RBI, K; As per tradition, second pass at the level is going better than first, but Double-D is still striking out too much.
- 1B Zach Lutz: 2-4, 2B, R
- C Juan Centeno: 2-4, R, 2 RBI
AA - Binghamton Mets (65-40)_____________________________________
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (19-13 // 56-43)________________________________________
LAKELAND 13, ST. LUCIE 1 (Box)
Well, that escalated quickly.
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (16-15 // 59-41)__________________________________
GAME ONE: SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 2 (Box)
GAME TWO: SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 1
A pair of excellent pitching performances put the Gnats back over .500. In Game One, Marcos Camarena went the distance and Savannah scored two in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off win. In Game Two, Matt Koch retired 18 straight before a leadoff triple in the seventh ended his bid for a perfecto.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-3, R, BB, 2 K // 0-2, R, BB
- LF Stefan Sabol: 0-2, R, RBI, 2 BB // 0-2, BB
- SS Phillip Evans: 0-3, K // 0-2
- RHP Matthew Koch: 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 B, 3 K; Koch has had the wierdest season I can remember for a maybe pitching prospect
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 1-4, 2 K; First game back after missing nearly a month with a high ankle sprain.
- 2B LJ Mazzilli: 0-4, K
- LF Jared King: 2-4
- CF Patrick Biondi: 3-5, R, RBI
- RHP Miller Diaz: W, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 8 K, 2 WP, HBP
- RHP Kevin McGowan: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K; Check out Alex's post-draft report on McGowan, he's intriguing.
SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (18-20)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2 (Box)
The Cyclones took another one from their cross-borough rivals Saturday night. Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, a two-out rally capped by a two-run single from Patrick Biondi put the Cyclones ahead for good. The Brooklyn bats were supported by strong outings from hard-throwing Miller Diaz and 2013 draftee Kevin McGowan.
- LF Joe Tuschak: 0-5, K
- SS Amed Rosario: 2-5, 2B, 3B, R, RBI, 2 K; Slugging .472 in his last 10. Also, is still 17.
- CF Bradley Marquez: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, K, SB (3)
- RHP Chris Flexen: W, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, HBP
R - Kingsport Mets (21-14)__________________________________
KINGSPORT 7, BRISTOL 5 (Box)
After starting 3-9, Kingsport has won 18 of 23 and is just two games behind the Astros for the division lead. Chris Flexen got his fourth win of the year, and has struck out a batter an inning in the Appy League. 17-year-old Amed Rosario added two extra-base hits, and DH Jonathan Leroux had three doubles to power the K-Mets offense.
R - GCL Mets (9-23)__________________________________
GCL NATS 8, GCL METS 5 (Box)
- 2B Branden Kaupe: 1-3, R, 2 BB
- DH Dominic Smith: 1-4, RBI, BB, K
- RF Wuilmer Becerra: 0-4
- CF Ivan Wilson: 0-4, 2 K
- RHP Brandon Welch: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Jon Niese: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K Lucas Duda: 0-4, BB, 2 K Travis d'Arnaud: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, K
Star of the Night
Lets give a hat tip to the pair of Brooklyn pitches for their fine performances
Goat of the Night
Alex Pantelidois gave up seven runs in two innings of work...that is suboptimal.